Interaction / Visual Designer
EchoUser is looking for our next Interaction/Visual Designers(s) to help our great clients!
User Experience Designer (Entry to Experienced -- We are considering multiple openings, the exact title would be appropriate to your level.)
* Reporting to Design Director
First and foremost, having great oral and written skills can be a cliche, but for us it is a lifeblood. Our specialty is communicating user experience. Awesome interaction & visual design is a starting point. Communicating that design amongst ourselves, and most importantly to the clients, is key to our success.
This role would primarily involve interaction & visual design across a broad set of projects. Our clients range from enterprise to consumer, Fortune 500 to unfunded start-ups. Products include software apps, mobile apps, websites, technical tools, hardware, medical devices, public transportation, bagels (yes, bagels), and more. Broad UX skill-sets are a must. We specialize in complexity, whether that is in the product itself, the domain, user population, idea, actual design, etc. Deeply understanding our client’s needs and reducing it to the seemingly simple is a common thread of our work.
While "interaction & visual design" is the label for the primary role, we very much understand the Hunting the Unicorn conundrum (search for that and Design Staff, Google Ventures, if you haven't read that great blog). Basically, all designers are unique. You may have an art, political science, journalist, industrial design, or database administrator background. And, now, through experience and education, you can demonstrate yourself as a great designer in some fashion. If this sounds like you, please read on.
* Knowledge and skills in interaction and visual design. Wireframes, graphic artwork, design specifications, functional prototypes, concept designs, etc. You should be able to show us work samples that demonstrate your passion for design and breadth of ability.
* Ideally you have ‘big company’ experience. Many of our clients require a certain level of ‘big company’ professionalism and design detail (in fact, many of them are actually big companies). Having said that, your ability to take all that you know and fit it to a super-charged fast-as-we-can early-stage start-up client is important as well. One size does not fit all.
* Technically adept with a variety of software products. We are constantly testing new software for clients, from top-end enterprise to mobile consumer products. We are also expected to deliver results across a variety of publishing formats; e.g., simple reports, web delivery, video, etc.
* Well-versed in "user research and usability". Given that we wear many hats, no one will be designing in a cave. User research and usability is a core business driver for us. You must be able to participate in these activities.
* Some more technical skills. What exactly? Who knows; you tell us. There's something you do, can build, or know about that is interesting to you and that we'd like to hear about.
* A degree in a design-oriented specialization is required. Other technical degrees with emphasis or specific experience in these areas are also welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The EchoUser Team
Along with your resume, please send us a brief letter introducing yourself, your goals, and why you'd like to work with us at EchoUser. Some portfolio is required (even student or personal ones). It doesn't need to be perfect (in fact, showing messy process is great), but we do need to see some design examples.
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.